05/16/09 68 W, 1 I - + 7 - 14 Selma's Old Engine


Speaking of older apparatus, here's Selma's 1936 International / American pumper, which served from that year until the late 1970s. It was restored by guests of the state corrections system in 2007, and presently serves as a parade piece. From Sanborn Map information, earlier Selma apparatus included a Reo / Obenchain-Boyer by 1933, two hand-drawn hose reels by 1918, and a hand hook and ladder truck by 1918. Click to enlarge:
 





Selma also used to have an IHC/Seagrave pumper from the late 40s or early 50s, I think. In later years, this pumper was used by public works. It was also loaned to Wilson’s Mills for a short period in 1986 or so. It had a 6-cylinder motor, 500 gpm pump, and GE Powercall siren. By the time WMFD borrowed it, when the pump wa placed in gear, water showered everwhere. I don’t know whatever happened to it.
DJ - 05/17/09 - 20:18

The IHC/Seagrave was a 1954 model. Served as engine 2, out of service date is unknown right now. As most of the apparatus that has been placed out of service up till recently the town takes the apparatus and determines its fate. Most have been used by the town for a short period of time and then sold at county auction. The fire department has had a vast varied of apparatus. Most equipment has lasted a full twenty years and then some. We currently have one engine that was built in 1984 by EEI, and still serves as a second run apparatus, and served a full 21 years as a front line in town engine. And there isn’t any plans on getting rid of it anytime soon. We have been very fortunate over the years to receive gracious funding from the town to purchase new equipment.

Also if anyone has any pictures or information about the Selma Fire Department if you would please email me at Selmafirehistory@hotmail.com We are coming up on our 100th year of service and are trying to put together as much as possible.
Adam Brown - 05/18/09 - 12:56



  
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